SPORTS

Reds must avoid loss to Hertha

Olympiakos is playing its most crucial game in soccer’s UEFA Cup group stage tomorrow at the Karaiskaki Stadium (at 21.45 p.m.), and needs a win or a draw against Hertha Berlin. The Reds will be happy to see Argentine midfielder Luciano Galletti return from injury, but will be missing suspended defender Paraskevas Antzas and injured defensive midfielder Ieroklis Stoltidis. Tickets for the game have already sold out and Olympiakos fans are preparing for a zealous turnout to help their club advance to the last 32 in the competition. If Olympiakos does not lose to the German side, it will finish third in its group and play another group winner with the first game in Piraeus. Olympiakos can go out with a draw tomorrow night only if Benfica defeats Metalist Kharkiv by eight clear goals in Portugal.